Sound of Light

The Casino Lac-Leamy’s Sound of Light is back for a special Canada150 special edition from Aug 5 to 19th. This has been an annual event since 1996 produced by Les Grands feux Lac-Leamy (non-profit organization). Since 2012, the production of all these colorful performances has been by Yannick Roy and Royal Pyrotechnie. From Saint-Pie, Quebec, this family run business has been operating in the world of pyrotechnics for almost half a century.

To commemorate Canada’s 150, the Casino du Lac-Leamy Sound of Light will feature 5 designers from 5 provinces that will create unique and amazing displays inspired by our country and our history. Since 2014, the backdrop to these specular pyromusical shows has been the Canadian Museum of History and the Ottawa River.

This years schedule includes

Ontario – Saturday, August 5
Manitoba – Wednesday, August 9
Quebec – Saturday, August 12
Alberta – Wednesday, August 16
Grand Finale – Saturday, August 19

Ticket options

Many of the ticketing options for this event are already SOLD OUT but there are some options will available (The site opens up at 6pm with fireworks starting at 9:15PM):

  • General admission: $10 per person (FREE for kids (11 and under) if accompanied by a full price general admission).
    • This years edition will feature NEW activities including: Family Zone, Bell Zone, SAQ Bistro and New food court area.
  • Reserved seats: $25 per person per show
  • National Bank Gourmet Evenings: $105 per person includes a 3 course meal, parking pass, VIP access to the site, and reserved seating for the fireworks show. Each night features a different menu. For more information on the menus, click here!

To purchase any of the above tickets, visit their website here.

Ottawa Foodie Girlz was invited by Les grands feux du Casino du Lac-Leamy to experience their National Bank Gourmet experience by Distinction by Sodexo in the Canadian Museum of History’s Grand Hall this past Saturday. The The menu was created using Ontario produce. Favourite of the evening was the main course. The chicken was perfectly cooked and the bread pudding was very tasty. 

The 3 course menu for the evening included:

Fresh and Roasted Vine Ripened Ontario Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

Ice Wine Brined Ontario Chicken Breast served with Tarragon Sauce, Bread Pudding and Market Vegetables

Ontario Peach Clay Pot

After our meal, we went to the "backyard" of the museum and found out reserved seats to watch the show. Luckily the weather held out and the show started at 9:15 and latest about 30 minutes. The evenings fireworks "Made in Canada" were produced by Garden City Display Fireworks. The soundtrack was all Canadian with favourites like: Big Joe Mufferaw by Stompin Tom Conners, Man Feel Like a Woman by Shania Twain, The Hockey Theme by Neil Pert and many more favourites. Check out the entire soundtrack here.

This is a great experience for families or a group of friends to enjoy but also if you are looking for a date night with your sweetheart. Make sure to get your tickets soon as this event is always a sell out. 

For information
on schedule, ticketing, transit, parking, and more,
visit the Sound of Light website

Disclosure: Ottawa Foodie Girlz were invited to attend this complimentary dinner/tasting and all opinions about the event are our own.